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I've recently had some trouble getting automatic testing working on a new machine. I'm using Codeception and Selenium, and everything worked fine on my old Windows 8 machine (I'm now on Ubuntu). My coworker has also run the tests without problems on his Macbook. This is a Laravel project.

When I try to run the tests (with ./vendor/bin/codecept run acceptance), a Firefox window opens, but does not resize to the specified window size, and never shows any content. After a minute or two, this is the terminal output:

Codeception PHP Testing Framework v2.0.9
Powered by PHPUnit 4.4.1 by Sebastian Bergmann.

  [UnknownServerException]                       
  Process timed out after waiting for 45000 ms.

run [-c|--config="..."] [--report] [--html[="..."]] [--xml[="..."]] [--tap[="..."]] [--json[="..."]] [--colors] [--no-colors] [--silent] [--steps] [-d|--debug] [--coverage[="..."]] [--coverage-html[="..."]] [--coverage-xml[="..."]] [--coverage-text[="..."]] [--no-exit] [-g|--group="..."] [-s|--skip="..."] [-sg|--skip-group="..."] [--env="..."] [-f|--fail-fast] [suite] [test]

If I close the window before the error is displayed, then another Firefox window opens, but it resizes correctly, and begins running the tests. Huh? I can't even computer...

Why does this happen?

Edit: Originally, when I closed the first window, I was getting another error, but upgrading to the latest Selenium (2.45.0) fixed that problem.

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  • What is the code you are using to launch firefox? – Yamikuronue May 13 '15 at 11:39
  • I'm not sure what you mean. I'm using Codeception with the WebDriver module. Does that help? – Scott Weldon May 13 '15 at 15:35
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    Ah, nevermind. Didn't realize the framework did that part for you. You'll need to wait for a codeception expert then, sorry. – Yamikuronue May 13 '15 at 16:00
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    Seems there aren't really any Codeception experts here. Did you try filing a GitHub issue with the project? Or ever get a solution? – c32hedge Oct 7 '17 at 17:49
  • @c32hedge: No to both questions. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to either the computer or the project, as both are owned by a prior employer. – Scott Weldon Oct 7 '17 at 18:16

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